1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Bolusia Benth.
      1. Bolusia resupinata Milne-Redh.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Malawi to Zambia.

    [FZ]

    Leguminosae, various authors. Flora Zambesiaca 3:7. 2003

    Habit
    Erect to procumbent perennial herb 0.2–0.4 m high.
    Leaves
    Leaves digitately 3-foliolate; leaflets (8)10–15(20) × 3–6(10) mm, narrowly elliptic to obovate, the upper ones often markedly narrower than the lower ones, sparsely silky hairy above and beneath, ± glabrescent above; petiole 6–9(15) mm long; stipules 3–7(10) × 3–6(8) mm, asymmetrically ovate, not dentate or obscurely dentate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences leaf-opposed or terminal, short, racemose, 1–4-flowered; rhachis 10–20 mm long; peduncle 5–15 mm long; bracts small, 2–4 mm long, linear, silky hairy; bracteoles small, c. 0.5 mm long, linear.
    Flowers
    Flowers 8–10 mm long, pale yellow flushed purple.
    Calyx
    Calyx 5–7 mm long; tube slightly shorter than the lobes.
    Fruits
    Pods 17–27(35) × 6–11 mm, smooth, dehiscent.
    Seeds
    Seeds brown, c. 3 × 2 mm, smooth to slightly verrucose.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Zambia

    Bolusia resupinata Milne-Redh. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 18, 2006 St Clair Thompson, G.W. [1283], Zambia K000264750 Unknown type material
    Sep 18, 2006 St Clair Thompson, G.W. [1283], Zambia K000264751 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 2002 Brummitt, R.K. [11698], Malawi K000315456
    St Clair Thompson, G.W. [1283], Zambia 9237.000 Unknown type material
    Verboom, W.C. [226], Zambia K000315457
    St. Clair Thompson, G.W. [1283], Zambia K000315458 Unknown type material

    First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 33: t. 3246 (1934)

    Accepted by

    • Ven Wyk, B.-E., Venter, M. & Boatwright, J.S. (2010). A revision of the genus Bolusia (Fabaceae, Crotalarieae) South African Journal of Botany 76: 86-94.
    • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.N. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7): 1-274. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.N. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7): 1-274. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    International Legume Database and Information Service
    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0